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Apple recently released iOS 9.3.2 beta to registered developers, which comes with bug fixes and improvements. One such improvement we noticed is that Quick Actions now open much smoother when in landscape mode without causing any lags that were present in earlier versions of iOS 9.3.

The latest firmware doesn’t bring with itself any major new features but if at some point you wished to downgrade from iOS 9.3.2 beta back to iOS 9.3.1, which is the latest iOS firmware released to the public, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will show how you can downgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from iOS 9.3.2 beta back to iOS 9.3.1.

Note: downgrading from iOS 9.3.2 beta back to iOS 9.3.1 will wipe all of your data. You can only use the backup compatible with iOS 9.3.1 to restore the data and content. If you don’t have a recent backup from iOS 9.3.1 then it’s best that you stay on iOS 9.3.2 beta.

How to downgrade from iOS 9.3.2 beta to iOS 9.3.1

Step 1: Take a backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud (preferably both) so that you can restore the data and content in case something goes wrong.

Step 2: Launch the Settings app and go to iCloud -> Find My iPhone and turn it off. You’ll be asked to enter your iCloud Apple ID & password.

Find My iPhone Settings iCloud

Step 3: The next step is to put your device into recovery mode:

  • Switch off your device and leave it off
  • Connect a Lightning USB cable to your computer
  • Now hold down the Home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and keep holding it down
  • Without leaving your finger off the Home button, connect the other end of the Lightning USB cable into your device
  • Continue holding down the Home button until you see a screen with iTunes logo and a USB cable as shown below. If you see the screen, it means that your device has entered recovery mode. You’ll also get a message on iTunes that your device is now in recovery mode

iphone-recovery-mode-screen

Step 4: Once your device is in recovery mode and connected to iTunes (if iTunes is not launched then open it manually), you will see a message prompting you to either update or restore your device. Click on the Restore button.

iTunes iPhone Recovery Mode

Step 5: Click Restore and Update to confirm and follow the onscreen instructions to start the process. If you don’t have iOS 9.3.1 firmware already downloaded then iTunes will first download it and once it has been finished, it will restore you iOS device.

Step 6: Once your device has been restored, you will be taken through the initial setup process.When asked if you want to restore from backup, you can choose to either set up the device as new without any data or restore the data from iTunes or iCloud.

Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch should now be downgraded successfully from iOS 9.3.2 beta to iOS 9.3.1. You might as well go ahead and delete the beta profile only if you don’t want to receive any beta versions in the future. Do let us know why you planned to downgrade your device and if the above process worked smoothly for you.

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